RaW goes on tour across England to raise money for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research.
Volunteers from the University of Warwick’s student radio station, RaW, will be appearing at universities across the country from Monday 14th February as part of a week-long tour urging students to help beat blood cancers – the biggest cause of cancer death in young people.
The four volunteers are visiting student radio stations across the country, using air-time to raise money and awareness for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research, the charity dedicated to finding better treatments and cures for all blood cancers, including leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma.
What are they going to be doing?
RaW’s aim is to visit every SRA student radio station in England in just seven days, asking students to make a donation or get involved with fundraising for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research by visiting the charity’s website. This is no mean feat, not least because they’ll be living with each other in a small car for seven days and recording everything that’s said and done for a fundraising documentary.
Why are they doing it?
RaW wanted to raise money for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research after a friend of one of their presenters was diagnosed with leukaemia. As it turned out, many of them knew of someone who had been suffering from the disease and they simply couldn’t sit around doing nothing.
Here are the facts:
- Nearly 30,000 people are diagnosed with a blood cancer every year
- Blood cancers, including leukaemia and lymphoma are the most common cause of cancer death in young people.
- In 1960, when the charity was founded, a child diagnosed with leukaemia had almost no hope of survival.
- Today, 9 out of 10 children survive because of investment in groundbreaking research into new forms of treatment.
- However, teenagers with blood cancers remain a difficult group to treat: Intensive treatments such as radiotherapy and chemotherapy, which are necessary to cure blood cancers, have some damaging long-term side effects which are particularly difficult for teenagers and young adults.
How can you help RaW?
RaW wants to get as much exposure as they can for this tour with the aim of making a lot of money to fight leukaemia and other blood cancers. They would love it if you could extend them an invitation for an interview so they can spread the word even further – even just a mention on air would be great. You can direct all participants to donate cash at the RaW on Tour justgiving website.
RaW on Tour is kindly sponsored by: